Entwined with nooks and crannies, rocky landscapes next to the sea, and striking monuments, the Athens of the North exudes enough air of mystery to lure you down a few more alleyways in the Old Town.
Home to some of the world’s largest arts festivals, jubilant pubs, and medieval castles casting breathtaking silhouettes, book your Edinburgh car hire alternative and revel in the down-to-earth vibes where you can let the rules slide once in a while.
Leave plenty of room in your schedule to experience the best of Scotland’s capital, which is bursting with medieval history and artsy cultural events.
Worth every minute of your time, head to the grand stone walls of the city’s iconic castle, which perches above the city on an extinct volcano. Feeling peckish? Go for an afternoon tea with homemade scones.
Perfect for all ages and tricking brains since 1835, experience a variety of fun and quirky optical illusions at one of Edinburgh’s oldest attractions.
Head out into nature and hike to the highest point in the city for unparalleled views of the skyline and ancient hill forts believed to be structures from the days of King Arthur.
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Even though Edinburgh itself is a magical place with its charming old-world buildings and cobblestone streets, veer away from the city in your Edinburgh hire car alternative and you’ll encounter a whole new landscape.
Surrounded by elusive beauty and home to the mythical Loch Ness Monster, spend a day in the rugged Scottish Highlands where you can take a boat out to search for Nessie.
Steeped in folklore, Stirling is known as the gateway to the Highlands. Standing strong and tall since the medieval days, make time to visit the majestic Stirling Castle.
Cruise along just over an hour to the gorgeous coastal town of Elie and you’ll be met with golden beaches, a historic 16th-century harbor, and spectacular views at the Elie Lighthouse.
The car was clean and very easy to drive. Antony was always very kind and available.
First time using Toro, and despite a little hiccup with booking times-Laura was communicative and understanding. Hope to available of Toro (and Laura’s Festia) again.
We booked Anthony‘s car for a roadtrip around the Highlands and the Isles of Scotland, and had an amazing time! Anthony is a great and fair host, completely unlike any typical rental agent! The car (Hyundai i10) is 10 years old, but if all you need is a cheap car to get around, this is a great budget choice! We enjoyed our time and would book again! :)
Kirsteen was absolutely wonderful and the car was great for a day out and about with a family of 4 north of Edinburgh. Beyond trouble free, Kirsteen was flexible, friendly and prompt on both pickup and return. Would definitely recommend and rent from here again!
Jaffar was very helpful, punctual and friendly. Car is in mint conditions. Definitely, recommend!
Great little car and fun to drive. Lauren was a pleasure to deal with.
Scott was an awesome host. His car was clean, awesome to drive and most importantly Scott was nice and very responsive. I would most definitely rent from him again.
A lovely car to drive and super easy to collect and drop off. :-)
First time using Turo and lucky to have Laura as my first host. Thanks so much for the tips on using the app and she’s a great host.
Antony is very nice and friendly, flexible as well for the delivery of the car. The car is perfect for a road trip through Scotland and was very easy to drive, won't hesitate to hire that car again, we recommande!
Great car for a great price! Very willing to work with you on the pickup and drop off. Would book again!
Everything was perfect with that lovely little car, Anthony was really kind and funny, he even drived us back to our flat after we gave the car back ! Perfect from end to finish
Awesome car. Kevin was super helpful with pick up and drop off!
Fahad is so accommodating and kind. Would definitely recommend
Alvaro was so gracious to accommodate me at the last minute when I really needed to rent a vehicle. He even cancelled other plans to let me have the car. The car is fantastic and drives really well. It looks perfect as if it was brand new. Alvaro was always communicative whenever I had a problem. I hope I can rent again from him in the future.
Laura was a great host and we loved her car. Easy experience overall
Kevin’s car is just perfect for a trip around Scotland. Definitely the good size to master the single track roads and crowded carparks of the Highlands, Skye and Lewis&Harris in August. And Kevin was really flexible and accommodating, bringing the car to our hotel in downtown Edinburgh.
Great car, very clean, great gas mileage. Could use some new windshield wipers since it rains for at least a little bit every day in Scotland, but I would not hesitate to book with Fahad again! Pick up and drop-off was a breeze - Fahad even parked the car in the hotel parking garage and left the keys with the front desk for me! We were a little late getting back to Edinburgh, but he was totally accommodating of that. It was a great trip through the Highlands thanks to Fahad!!
Great car for a road trip! Small and convenient for two people. It was a good choice to rent a car from Ben.
Kirsteen is very nice and give us an Excellent and very polite service ... We and my family wish her best of luck in her future..
Great car for Scotland as the roads can be narrow and so happy I had an automatic transmission. It made navigating the country much easier.
It was a nice experience renting Ahmed’s car. We - me and my wife drove it to Glasgow, Loch Lomond and Stirling and in Edinburgh. Thanks for being flexible when returning the car. The car itself got some power but don’t expect a quick throw like powerful sports one. Some of the features in the car I liked were automatic wipers - good for Scottish weather haha and cruise control to get my legs relaxed on highways. There is plenty of space for luggage - better than a Mini I think. Some things to take care of - this is a turbocharged engine so if you drive revving up engine all the time -you should expect to have a low mileage but that should be a problem if you drive normally. If you want to save some money on cleaning (we opted to pay £30 for cleaning as we didn’t had time to clean) , so take your time - go to a car shop and do a manual inside and outside clean which shall cost just mere about £10. Drive with style that’s the car for you then.
Excellent communication and car was exactly as described. Charlie is a great host.
excelent car, Scott is very friendly and responds almost immediately
Renting from Will could not have been easier with pickup near city centre. Having the sleeping bags and foldable camping chairs in the boot is a huge plus. Very happy with my experience. Would rent from again!
My first time using Turo and Charlie was super quick and helpful. Awesome car, and great experience all round. Highly recommend.
Scott was great. The car ran well and we drove all over Scotland. Great on gas too. Thx for everything!
Car economic on petrol. Drove well. Owner lovely and punctual. Would recommend
Charlie was really helpful, responsive, accessible and flexible. The arrangement was a breeze and Charlie was really accommodating. The car is great and maintained well and was perfect for our trip to the Loch.
We had an awesome trip with Antony’s car ! Antony is kind and punctual ans the car is perfect !
Thanks Fahad, everything was good, it was great weekend in Highland, and this car was very helped.
Nick is very friendly and flexible on timing. The organisation for check-in and out is super clear and convenient in the heart of Edinburgh, but in little streets where I was able to handle the car away from traffic. He answers very quickly if you need advises on his car. The car is awesome! Easy and responsive, very clean. It drives easy both in mountains and the city. Thank you Nick!
Fahad made our first Turo trip so easy! The car was super easy to drive around the Highlands of Scotland and he offered to drop off the car at our place which was very convenient.
Scott was a great “car host”. He was easy to communicate with and quick to respond if we ever needed anything! We used his car to get up to the highlands for a few days and it was beautiful. This car did a great job and was perfect for the small highland highways. Would definitely recommend this car to anyone thinking about wanting to see a little more of Scotland! Car is in great condition and ran wonderfully!
Great guy! Highly recommended if you are in Edinburgh.
Very welcome host. Small extra help also offered at pickup/return. Recommend. Car in good condition.
Tomasz was great and incredibly accommodating. He met us at the nearest station and even dropped us off close to our accommodation afterwards. The car was great, incredibly clean and drove really well.
Adrian could not have been a kinder, more understanding and helpful host. He is very communicative and responsive. His car is great. I strongly recommend him to everyone.
We used the car for a couple of days to travel around Scotland and it was really good, no issues at all.
Darren was great to deal with, super fast communication, flexible pick up and return times. The car was great and clean. I would definitely hire from again and recommend!
Jorge is a great host and everything went smoothly. The car itself is fun to drive and is perfect for the small roads in Scotland. We were 4 people driving around almost all day without problem. for a small car it's quiet as well, which is a bonus if conversation is something you enjoy. I recommend renting this car from Jorge!
The car is in great condition and we had an amazing trip in Scotland. Tomasz is friendly and easy going with us. We highly recommend him :)
It was my second time booking Darren's car and I'd do the same so many times for sure. Darren was very flexible regarding the pick up and drop off. Car is very cheap to run and everything went fine. I'd really recommend
Fabulous car and lovely owner. Would definitely book this car again.
Super hospitable host. Dropped the car off to us and dropped us home at the end of our trip (as we were staying central Edinburgh) Amazing! Super lovely drive, as it is a Prius the car does lack power. But Scottish roads are well maintained and easy to drive. Would recommend
Was a perfect trip! The car is amazing! Prayas is a Very cool Guy and make sure that everything is ok for you.
Fahad was very nice and flexible with pick-up and drop-off. He was easy to reach and communicate with, and would answer real fast in case of help/need. The car was very comfortable, big spaces, smooth driving, economic fuel consumption. 100% recommend.
It was a great trip with a great car, not the one on the ad but a totally equivalent one (2017 Ford Mondeo Diesel). The staff was very helpful. I recommend Turner Hire & Drive 100%
Great car. Smelled good. Ran good. Will was very accommodating.
Fahad is the picture of flexibility and communication. He was very easy to work and plan with. I highly recommend renting from him, and if I find myself in the area again, he's the first person I'll turn to. Thank you Fahad!
Scott was superbly communicative and helpful in staying on top of a no-fault incident that happened during our trip. My sense is that he probably went through more than he had to for the Turo processes and for that I'm deeply grateful. Gem of a guy.
Kirsteen was a really helpful host during the whole process. I was able to rent a very nice car for a very reasonable price. 100% recommendable.
Great host, great car! There were a few minor inconveniences, but nothing major, I would definitely book again
James is wonderful to work with and this Mini is excellent. The car drove really well and is in great condition.
We toured from north to south, east to west, about 1500 miles in Fahad’s Prius! Not a mechanical problem at all, and great fuel mileage! Would rent again.
Lauren was very nice, and the car is perfect for weekends or small trips.
This was an excellent experience. They were so friendly and flexible. Would 100% rent again. The car was also 100% alright so yeah everything was perfect! :)
They offered to deliver the car and pick us up from our hotel. The staff were amazing and the price was great and the car they had was basically brand new! Would rent again!!
Lauren was easy to communicate with and driving her car was great; clean and easy to maneuver on Scotland’s roads / roundabouts. If you’re nervous about driving in the UK, don’t be! I did drive on the slow lanes the first day as I adjusted to right-side driving, but it didn’t take long to drive naturally.
Cannot recommend this vehicle enough. First time using Turo, and Charlie was excellent. Very helpful with pickup and return, kept in touch throughout trip. The Mini Coop was a pleasure to drive, and very clean. Highly recommend. Would without a doubt rent it again when in the UK next. Thanks!
James’s mini is a great car - fun to drive. Very easy to deal with. Would definitely use James again if I’m in Edinburgh
Fantastic car, easy to drive and Charl made the whole process easy and enjoyable.
Went for a weekend trip to the Scottish Highlands, Kevin was an excellent host and did everything he could to make sure the trip went smoothly. Pickup and drop off were very simple and he was flexible about times and locations (within reason). The car is exactly as described, and is comfortable and immaculate inside and out, while being very competitively priced. I wouldn't hesitate to book this car again, and can't recommend both car and owner enough!
We rented the car for two days To take a trip around the highlands. Madhab is a great host and the car provided was flawless. Great gas mileage and really comfortable. 👌🏽👌🏽
Wonderful trip thanks to Antony's car. We made a tour of Scotland using this car without any trouble, and Antony is flexible and friendly, I truly recommend him !
This van was perfect for our needs! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience with Norman. Thank you!
It was a very Nice Trip with Anthony’s car ! It’s easy to call him , and he is a very nice host.
Will was exceptionally helpful and offered great advice for my trip. The car was exactly i needed and easy/comfortable to drive for 6 hours a day. Highly recommend
Kevin was so kind and flexible and the car was a joy to drive, perfect for the narrow roads:).
Nice nippy little car well suited to highland road tripping! Super easy to pick up and drop off. Being a Turo virgin, I misread the mileage limit and exceeded it a fair bit (completely my fault!) so I'd recommend buying extra mileage if you're heading to the highlands. Many thanks Charlie!
Lauren was fantastic to work with, very flexible and accommodating. Car is easy to get to on public transport from the airport, fun to drive and super economical. Highly recommend!
Darren’s an amazing host, and his car is just perfect for a road trip! Interior’s clean and neat, and Darren was very helpful with my queries, prior and during my trip. Thanks for the awesome ride!
Car was in perfect shape, spotless clean. It was delivered to the Airport on time. We didn't want to return the car to the airport since we stayed in Edinburgh for couple more days, so we agreed to return it to Edinburgh office and David dropped us back to the city centre. Great customer service.
I highly recommend Jorge and his car! Great communication and a really good price. Thank you .
Great trip. Car was clean and everything we needed for a day trip. Jorge was easy to get a hold of and quick to respond. Would recommend to anyone
10/10 excellent service. Darren was very nice, professional and accommodating
Nice little car and Jorge (the host) was excellent at explaining the cars features and was easily contactable throughout the trip. Car was reliable and good with fuel. Would recommend.
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